Used Audi A3 Sportback (2004 - 2013) Equipment

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 02 Dec 2009
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The A3 Sportback is effectively the five-door version of the A3 hatchback. Initially Audi went a step further by redesigning the rear of the Sportback with a new tailgate to differentiate the two cars when it first went on sale in 2004.
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Equipment

Like the three-door model, the Sportback comes with plenty of safety kit and subliminal luxury stuff (like soundproofing) – but there are few toys on the base models despite the high price. The trim levels are also identical to that of the three-door car. This starts with Standard specification which comes with alloy wheels, cloth seat trim, electric and heated mirrors, front electric windows, folding rear seats, height adjustable driver’s seat, reach and rake steering wheel adjustment, stability control and driver’s, passenger and side airbag.

Technik, which is only available with the 1.6-litre petrol model, adds a CD player and air-con. This trim is then badged as SE on other models in the range and comes with the same kit as Technik. On top of these two, Sport models come with climate control, front fog lights and sports seats. The top specification is S Line which gets additional accessories such as partial leather seat trim.

There are also a number of special edition models, including the Black Edition. While standard Audi A3 Sportback accessories are pretty sparse, there are plenty of added extras available to choose on top of this. Cost options include electric front seats, Bose premium sound system and sat nav with Audi Music Interface. These can be selected individually or as part of packages like the Comfort package and Technology package.

Be wary of how much you add, however, as this will soon see the price increase, and not all of them will add value to your car when it comes to selling it on. From 2005 it was available with the Audi Open Sky system, a panoramic glass sunroof covering an area of more than half a square metre that lets in twice as much daylight as a conventional sunroof.

The roof extends from the windscreen to the rear window, giving occupants an increased sense of light and space. If you’re shopping for a used model, you’ll need to be wary of the year the car was registered as this could have a big effect on what kit the car comes with. Facelifted models from September 2008 come with air con and electronic stability control as standard.

So anything before this, mainly the lower-specification models, could be missing these unless they were added as a cost option.

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  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
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